MGF5370 - Policy analysis - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Business and Economics

Organisational Unit

Department of Management

Chief examiner(s)

Associate Professor Deirdre O'Neill


Dr Steve Perryman

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus block of classes)
  • First semester 2018 (Off-campus)


Successful completion of 36 credit points or seek Chief Examiner's approval before undertaking this unit.


Students must be enrolled in course B6006, B6007, B6009 or B6012.


MGX5370Not offered in 2018


This unit assists students to understand the theory and practice of policy analysis, the role of evidence in decision making and how policy analysis contributes to better policy outcomes.


Our students will be able to:

  1. explain different theories and methods of policy analysis
  2. apply theories and methods of analysis to policy issues
  3. design strategies to address policy issues.


Within semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Minimum total expected workload to achieve the learning outcomes for this unit is 144 hours per semester typically comprising a mixture of scheduled learning activities and independent study. Independent study may include associated readings, assessment and preparation for scheduled activities. The unit requires on average three/four hours of scheduled activities per week. Scheduled activities may include a combination of teacher directed learning, peer directed learning and online engagement.

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